After retrieving the musical piece Liam takes Annie and Cole to Powell Symphony Hall to use the Piano there. After a slight interaction with Bob the Security Guard they enter and Liam begins to play the musical piece on the piano under the spotlight with annie laying on the piano.
Liam blazes with an Amber light as Cole senses a ridiculous amount of magical power being thrown around. Liam enters a dream where he speaks to his mother the banshee speaking in an Irish Accent. She tells him that he is not of winter and that Banshee are the Children of the Dagda and The Morrigan, and that he is the great grandson of Martha (Danu). He Belongs to the sealed away Spring Court and that the Children of Autumn were let run wild. He is told Martha is the only one who can awaken the Dagda and bring back the spring. He also learns the location of the 3 treasures in Ireland.
Liam goes to urgent care for his migraine and then they go to Left Bank books to talk freely. Howard looks tired but accommodates them. Liam tells his story and then it is decided that they will go to see the Tick Tock Man.
They arrive at Union station and Annie Quickly finds the location of the weak spot of the veil. She creates a doorway and they pass through into a black and while rail-yard with a single train station. At the ticket counter the meat Bernese an Old goblin women who (after awhile) calls the Tick Tock Man’s Train.
After a wait a blazing red two eyes appear in the distance and moves closer revealing a train with the head of a skull billowing dark black smoke, Old Dark Metal and Copper accents line the train and after awhile it screeches to a halt. A slightly tall man in a mixture of a conductors outfit with 12 pocket watches and half a tuxedo exits, the left half o his head/face is entirely metallic with a single cylinder lens of red as his left eye. He offers to take them but they must pay the price and then survive the ride.
For Annie he offers a Lantern that he fills with her fairy fire. For Liam his voice that he captures in a music box (not a jar, i know, I forgot that i wrote this down already), and for Cole his passion and desire in a dreamcatcher. He then invites them on the train at the caboose.
They enter the caboose as the train starts to move. The first car involve riddles. As the elimination begins Annie makes her way forward through a fiery purple door, then Liam through a door of ice, and then cole through a door of cinders.
In the second car each person is alone and figures there way through to the next car. Annie blasting a hole through the door, Liam burning himself on cold iron and then ice battering ramming through it, and Cole after diffusing the electrical wards blasting a hole and bending it with air pressure.
they move on……